"The iCloud judgment from Münster creates more legal certainty for heirs of family businesses. They can demand from cloud providers the publication of the access data of the customer account and thus access to all content stored there, "emphasizes Ritzer. In his experience, heirs were often faced with the dilemma that the person's so-called postmortem personality rights did not allow access to digitally stored information such as photos, documents and messages. "In the case of a business owner or senior manager, this could have life-threatening consequences if key contractual acknowledgments were only stored in the cloud," explains Ritzer. "Now it is clear that heirs can claim the same rights that have already been granted to the deceased entrepreneur."